The clinking of cocktail glasses tinkles through Jeffrey's Cafe & Wine Bar as whiffs of baking pastries and grilling sandwiches drift out from the kitchen. Specialty sandwiches and wraps clasp gourmet fixings of wild smoked salmon, fresh vegetables, and melted cheeses; cinnamon-raisin buns, pies, and cakes await pairings with specialty coffee drinks. Red and white wines, beer, and more than 30 specialty martinis make evenings more relaxing than nap on an alpaca.
Beneath vibrant, framed paintings and hanging lights, upholstered chairs and plush leather couches scatter across the café's hardwood floors, and outside, red and green umbrellas shade an expansive patio. In lieu of animatronic banjo players, the cafe regularly hosts live bands and vocalists on weekends.
Hudsons Canadian Tap House serves up traditional pub grub infused with a northern point of view. Appetizers challenge hunger's oppressive rule with options including yam fries ($8) and traditional or boneless chicken wings, bathed in house sauces such as Forty Creek whisky barbecue and 4th Degree ($11 for a single order, $20 for a double). The signature steak sandwich tops a flame-grilled, 7-ounce Certified Angus Beef sirloin with sweet-onion twigs, then clutches it between toasted garlic panini ($10), and the fish 'n' chips ($15) silences any lingering stomach growls by piling hulking slabs of flaky haddock atop golden fries. Though not included in today's deal, patrons can slake their thirst and muster the courage to yodel at an attractive stranger with frosty mugs of beers across Canada, ranging from Alberta's own Alley Kat Aprikat wheat ale to Quebec's St. Ambroise oatmeal stout.
As the puck swoops into the net, the dining room’s occupants simultaneously erupt into howls of victory and clink their glasses with joy. While every game is different, such an energy-filled evening is hardly a rarity at Sportsman's Club, thanks to its fleet of TVs airing all manner of sporting events, from UFC fights to pay-per-view Oilers games. To fuel gruelling cheering sessions, the chefs whip up gourmet burgers, classic sandwiches, and fried snacks as bartenders quench thirsts with frothy pints. Pool sharks assemble around the billiards tables, which can be transformed into ping-pong tables with the addition of a removable overlay or beds with the addition of a pillow and blanket. The outdoor patio accommodates alfresco dining.
Seventeen HDTVs flicker from their positions against North Shore Club's bright green walls, which are speckled with sports memorabilia and surfboards to contribute to a laid-back and youthful vibe. Fresh from the oven, thin-crust pizzas travel out to tall tables, offering fuel in forms such as italian sausage, kalamata olives, baby shrimp, and fresh spinach, all scattered over a base of fire-roasted tomato sauce or olive oil and parmesan.
The bar hosts weekly events that often highlight big sports games or DJs, and daily drink specials keep libations flowing from the large wooden bar Monday–Friday.
Cherished as a hot spot amongst Open Table diners, The Hat On Jasper serves up new-American lunch and dinner in a cozy pub atmosphere. Behind the bar—said to be Edmonton's longest—bartenders shake and stir an ever-changing roster of cocktails, and pour pints of craft beer from the line of taps. The kitchen serves up upscale pub fare such as juicy burgers topped with barbecue chips, bacon, and havarti, or finger foods such as panko-encrusted goat cheese with sweet chili sauce and crispy crostini.
Miniature yorkshire puddings filled with Guinness-braised boneless short ribs or chicken simmered in curry sauce. A seasoned boxty filled with steak and button mushrooms. Fionn MacCool's chefs craft these Irish pub staples alongside meatloaf sandwiches and housemade delicacies in a family-friendly environment. The bar stocks more than 10 Irish whiskeys, domestic and imported beers. The pub entertains guests with live music every Thursday night and an outdoor patio for summer meals.